DR350 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.

  1. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    That's an awesome job for a first time welder. I recently picked up a little Lincoln wire feed unit. Hopefully my first attempt will be as good as yours.

    Couple of questions. Are you going to put some tie down points on the rack portion?

    And are you going to paint the boxes? Don't ask me why but one of the bikes I'd like to own one day is a white f800gs. I'd mount black .50 cal cans and stencil "GS" seven inches tall onto the sides with a little overspray for that refined-sudo-rat-bike look.

    Or it might look terrible. Just tossing ideas out there.

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  2. lancruza

    lancruza On a Mission

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    Thanks, I am probably going to drill a few holes in the rack so I can have some places to hook bungees or straps, or I may weld on a couple of hooks. I hadn't thought about it until this afternoon when I went to strap on my tail bag:kboom. Go to the link in my original message and you can see what the ammo boxes look like painted black. RuggedExposure built a similar rack last year and he painted his black.
  3. lancruza

    lancruza On a Mission

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    Heres a couple of pics of RuggedExposure's DR350 setup with black ammo boxes.

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  4. lakser

    lakser Been here awhile

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    there is a hose that goes from my cranks case to airbox.
    the end that connects to the end of the airbox is completely melted. must have fallen off or something.

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    where can I get these fittings?
  5. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    Definirely one of the best looking DR's out there.

    I've seen it before but this is the first time I've noticed the vanity plate.

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  6. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    Its part number 13850-14D22 (breather tube) - you can't get the fitting by itself from Suzuki but the whole tube is available at a number of places including I am sure your dealer.....but bring your wallet - $60-70 is what I saw online.

    If it were me I'd go to the nearest auto parts store and find something that looks remotely the same then adapt it.....
  7. brownvv

    brownvv Been here awhile

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    I have a 98 dr350 I am getting ready to turn into the next project. these forks really are nice but I have a set of inverted forks ready to bolt on already. I put my other set of 99 forks on my it200 and they are fantastic on it. not going to lie I kinda felt like a trader doing such a swap being a huge dr nut. anyways I have a beefy top triple clamp. fork brace, forks and front wheel off the 98 and I was considering selling it to help pay for the build. there are none on ebay right now so whats all that worth?
    I might be interested in trades if anyone on here is interested
  8. tkent02

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    What do you want in trade? I have an almost complete '93 dirt model I'm parting out....

    I just bought a set of these forks for $100 off Craigslist, but I could use another.
  9. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    Damn little bike impresses the hell out of me. 150+ miles through the mountains looking for some likely wild trout streams. Bike never missed a beat - from 5mph rocky sidehill to 70mph WFO into a headwind heading up the highway home. Little bike done good, definitely a keeper.

    Did fine a couple spots worth checking out, some new beaver dams in the area.
  10. tkent02

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    Yeh, that's how they roll. Keepers.
  11. lakser

    lakser Been here awhile

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    I am not sure if thats the right part for my 1990 s model.
    either way. it looks like I can just make it work with a piece of tube from the autopart store and some clamps.
    any reason not to go this route?
    what does this tube do anyhow?
  12. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    It's an emissions thing mostly. sends petrochemical laden air into the intake to be burned off. Also feeds filtered air into crank in negative pressure portions of the cycle.

    I don't think that rigging something up from the parts store would be any big deal so long as you got everything tight. Remember this is post filter so any leaks send dirty air into your motor.
  13. MrPulldown

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    Looks like a good start. Seems like this is bolted down in one location only. The top bolt. You have two vertical tabs to take care of the side to side motion. But it would serve you better to use the two side mounting holes. Similar to what Rugged did with his. The rotating torque is not constrained.

    Might also consider some gussets on the vertical units that the boxes hang off of. Those boxes are heavy to begin with and the simple 90 degree joints won't fair well.
  14. lakser

    lakser Been here awhile

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    my understanding was this hose vents air out of the crankcase during the pistons downward motion, and into the airbox.
    I guess it also sucks air into the crankcase as well during the pistons upward motion... or maybe I am missing something all together?

    thanks for the help
  15. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    If it is the same setup as my 1990 S then that line inserts into the airboot after the airfilter. If yours just runs into the airbox before the airfilter then you can stop reading here as it's not applicable. The worry is that if you have a leak then you can draw unfiltered air through your carb into the engine. You also could draw unfiltered air into the crankcase as well, not as big of a problem but not at all ideal.

    It has to suck air in as well, can't keep pushing air out without replacing it. Nature abhors a vacuum.
  16. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    The crankcase vent goes to the "neck" between the airbox and the carb. The airbox has a lower vent line that is open to the atmosphere, it is in the unfiltered box portion. Well not totally open, it has one of those "frog pussy" tips on it. Assume it is to drain any water that might have entered the box.
    http://partstream.arinet.com/Image?arik=MsFXROhytJgilqv0Y89H&arib=SUZ&arim=wAc-eMnOQ3_zQFUnWOXeuw2&aria=nIl5kwNDK_2Am1uNXhkGJw2&ariz=1&ariv=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rockymountainatvmc.com%2Fari-main.html

    Weird, hyper link messes up the site. Must copy and paste link. Hover, Right click, copy shortcut.
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    Been doing forks forever, never a shock. How hard is it? Parts available? Special tools required?
  18. MrPulldown

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  20. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    Oh, I seriously doubt that a stock DR350 will do 90 under any circumstances. Well, maybe if you rode it out the back of a C130...